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people have died, several people wounded in explosion that has taken place outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. not much information right now. turkey authorities are responding to that scene, trying to collect more information. the blast happened just a short while ago, some. news reports out of that area, saw a big flash, heard a big bang. reports of several people wounded near a side gate of the embassy. we're waiting for more information, the u.s., of course, has two major air bases in turkey no, where near the capit capital. soledad. >> thank you, chris, for watching this story. >>> also, we told you just moments ago, the former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he passed away from congestive heart failure. he had really problems with his health over the last many years. mayor koch elected in 1977. he was a judge on the people's court, and he had been hospitalized recent well fluid on his lungs. moved to intensive care yesterday. he was 88 years old. richard socaridies joins us. writer for
for immigration. this past week, also featured contentious hearings on u.s. defense policy and on slowing the epidemic of gun violence in america. we'll take a closer look at guns, first beginning with vice president joe biden's admission after meeting with democratic lawmakers on capitol hill. >> nothing we're going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring the deaths down to a thousand a year from what it is now. >> the government's most recent report says nearly 32,000 people died of gun injuries in 2010. many folks think the biggest obstacle to changing any of the nation's gun laws is the national rifle association. cnn crime and justice correspondent joe johns is joining us, taking a look at the money and influence at the nation's capitol. >> right, and wolf, money donated to canada is just one way to measure political influence in washington, like other areas, grass roots organizing. and with the battle hitting capitol hill this week, we took a look at the money the rifle association has been spending
congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back f
't giving up yet. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." cutting our pay. that's how one u.s. officer says u.s. troops view the recommendation for a smaller pay increase in 2014. no one goes into the military to get rich but most servicemen and women need every dollar in their paycheck. so worried that next paycheck may be smaller is not going over well among the troops. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr has the details. she's working the story. barbara, what's going on? >> wolf, in this town, there's nothing that causes more anxiety in budget politics than the concept of cutting the pay for the troops. but that is exactly what is on the table if congress and the president cannot reach an agreement on a spending plan. the troops usually are happy to see defense secretary leon panetta, smiles and handshakes all around. but days before he leaves office, panetta has bad news. he's proposing less money in their paycheck next year. panetta, a savvy washington operative in budget politics, is leaving it to congress to figure out how not to cut pay and keep thousands of defen
, a suicide bomber of the u.s. embassy in turkey and the president's nominee for pentagon chief gets the third degree. >> i would like an answer yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> outstanding defense secretary leon panetta and joint chief chairman martin dempsey on the hagel hearings, hospitals and benghazi. >> this is not 911. you can't call in two minutes and expect a team in place. >> then the president's agenda. >> comprehensive immigration reform. prevent something like newtown hopefully from happening again. >> what about jobs? with former obama policy adviser meld barnes, former labor secretary elaine chao, mvp super bowl xl hines ward. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." joining me now leon panetta secretary of defense and martin dempsey, chairman of the chief joint of staff. i want to play you a little of the hearings. >> as to the iranians red line persian gulf, some of the iranian questions you asked. i support the president's strong position on containment. by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. we don't have a position
an israeli airstrike deep into syria, a suicide bomber at the u.s. embassy in turkey and the president's nominee for pentagon chief gets the third degree. >> i actually would like an answer, yes or no. # >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> outstanding defense secretary leon panetta and joint chief chairman general martin dempsey on the hagel hearings, world hot spots and benghazi. >> this is not 911. you can't call in two minutes and expect a team in place. >> then the president's agenda. >> comprehensive immigration reform. prevent something like newtown or oak creek from happening again. >> what about jobs? with former obama policy adviser mellody barnes, former labor secretary elaine chao and a conversation about football and kids with the mvp of super bowl xl hines ward. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." joining me now leon panetta secretary of defense and martin dempsey, chairman of the chief joint of staff. gentlemen, thank you both for being here. we had very interesting hearings on thursday for your replacement. i want to play you just a little bit
police officers murdered -- injured, i should say, wolf. now back to you. >> he was a u.s. navy reserve lieutenant and we are told in the navy he was rated as a rifle marksman and pistol expert, according to his navy records. he was fired by the police department of los angeles four years ago. do we know what triggered four years later this rampage? >> reporter: well, he he brought up charges against an officer saying that this officer kicked a homeless man. it was determined later, according to police reports, that these charges were false by dorner. after a while, he was subsequently fired and he refers to that time and time again in his manifesto as the reason that he would wage a vendetta against officers, wolf. >> do we know what he's been doing for the last four years since he was fired from the lapd? >> reporter: unclear from this side in riverside. >> paul vercammen. thank you. we're going to stay on top of this story during our 6:00 p.m. hour. we're going to speak with chief police moose who was linked to the d.c. sniper. >>> let's move to today's dramatic confrontation up on c
. just for some perspective, the u.s. is going to spend $88 billion this year, this year in afghanistan. we're going to have much more on this part of the story coming up later, barbara. thanks very much into here in washington, president obama is doing an end around the national press today. he's taking questions from local tv stations, blaming congress for doing nothing to avoid these forced spending cuts scheduled to take effect in just nine days. so what kind of cuts is the president willing to take? jim acosta confronted the white house press secretary today with that question. jim is joining us now. how did it go? >> reporter: wolf, here we go again. the white house and congress move one day closer to the massive forced spending cuts that go into effect at the end of next week. and even though they both agree it's a problem, they are both busy blaming each other to fix it. the white house sounding the alarm. poor children will be tossed out of classrooms, health services will be slashed, border security will be compromised and the economy will take a hit if forced budgets cuts beg
to a man whose wife is stuck on that ship. >>> north korea thumbing its nose at the u.s. and the international community by carrying out a new, more powerful nuclear test. is the first one under kim jong-un, press obama calls it a threat to u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area not known for earthquakes. >>> in his state of the union speech tonight, president obama will announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. jake tapper, the first to break the news after talking to sources who know about the president's speech. the move's going to cut the number of troops in afghanistan by more than half. troop reductions will continue through the end of next year. >>> so more than 4,000 people if you can imagine this, stuck on this cruise ship, disabled cruise ship. they are hot. they are hungry. they are holding their noses because toilets are overflowing. folks feeling desperate now. the ship is finally on the move. you have tugboats towing it to mobile
to receive benefits and he believes the u.s. should talk with iran about its nuclear program. >> that's not negotiation. engagement is not appeasement. >> reporter: the most heated exchange goes back years to a disagreement over iraq. >> you said that the surge would be the most dangerous policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct? yes or no? >> my reference to the surge being -- >> the question is, were you right or wrong? >> hagel seemed surprised by questions he to know were coming. so bad near the end, that the question on iran's endorsement by senator inhofe was softened. >> do you consider that a disrespectful notion on my part? >> no, i don't. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: some were stunned by hagel's performance. they aren't sure if they will vote for him or not. they are hoping the personal one-on-one meetings can overcome any mistakes that he made. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >> the question is, is his confirmation in jeopardy? >> the democrats think they still have the votes there, but most people say hagel did not do anything to help himse
sprinter oscar pistorius has dropped out of several races including one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he dropped out to deal with the charges he now faces. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >>> sanchez seen here on the left had been refused an exit visa for years. she's headed on an 80-day tour of ten countries, including the u.s. sanchez says she doesn't plan to temper her criticism of life in cuba just because she got the exit visa. she acknowledges it could be her last trip out of the country. >>> a bigger than normal crowd packed the vatican city today. it's the second to the last time pope benedict xvi will address crowds from that famous window overlooking st. peter's square. over 100,000 people turned out to hear pope benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story from rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate angeles prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next p
. >>> there could be another addition to the president's cabinet this week. the u.s. senate is expected to vote on chuck hagel as secretary of defense. democrats believe they have the votes to confirm hagel, despite opposition to the pick from hagel's own republican party. >>> the president and congress go back to work this week and high on their agenda, the forced spending cuts, if they don't reach a budget deal by friday, $85 billion across-the-board cut goes into effect. this will have an impact for all of us, meats inspection, public safety, longer lines at security checkpoints at the airport. candy crowley anchors "state of the union." you spoke with ray lahood, transportation secretary about the cuts. here is a portion of what he had to say. >> we are going to look at everything we possibly can to get to where we need to be, which is about $600 million in cuts. but we can't do it without also furloughing people. >> who is feeling the most pressure to feel these cuts? >> if you watch carefully, i don't think anybody is feeling that much pressure. last weeks, congress was out on recess, the
. chief vergarde chief charlie beck, dave singer from the u.s. marshals, special agent in charge, tim delaney from the federal bureau of investigations. assistant chief, state of california, department of fish and game and chief bill siegel, california highway patrol. if you have any questions regarding individual or specific questions about their individual investigations, please hold those until all the question and answer period and with that, i introduce sheriff john mcmahan. >> good afternoon. the events that occurred yesterday in the big bear area brought to close an extensive man hunt for a murder suspect, christopher dorner. our deputies in big bear responded to the report of a stolen vehicle with the subject matching the description of dorner. he crashed that vehicle and carjacked a vehicle in the oaks area. the deputies continued searching that area for the new suspect vehicle, the white pick-up truck, as well as dorner. the deputies were able to locate the vehicle, crashed, and he, dorner fled into a vacant cabin. as the deputies were arriving, we believe suspect dorner beg
temperatures across the central u.s., mostly into the teens and 20s. if you were to look at the temperatures in louisiana, they are in the 60s and 70s. a sharp temperature contrast with this area of low pressure moving across the central mississippi valley as we go into this evening and then going through time for friday, into the tennessee valley, ohio river valley. and this is where the storm really starts to ring out. but across the southeast, some of these areas in georgia, south carolina, north central florida could see between 4 and 8 inches of rainfall. we'll keep you updated on that. wolf? >> karen, thanks very, very much. >>> new questions about how one of the most prominent catholic leaders in the united states handled the problem of pedophile priests. i've discovered gold. [ female announcer ] roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing lines and deep wrinkles than professional treatments. roc® max for maximum results. and deep wrinkles ththe people of bp made ants. commitment to the gulf., and ever
one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he is dropping out to deal with the faces he is charged with. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp >>> and now a long awaited journey begins on a ten-day tour including the u.s. sanchez says she does not want to tamp her criticism of cuba, but she does plan to return. >>> and this is the second to the last time that pope benedict will address the crowds of faithful from the windows at the square. thousands of people turned out to have him ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story for us in rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat. this is an annual tradition, and part of the lenten season. when he reemerges, he will convene the last angelis prayer and then step down as the pontiff. it is not clear when the conclave, that meeting of 117 cardinals assemb
this morning, a mega merger between american airlines and u.s. airways could be formally announced today. the boards of both companies met yesterday and reportedly finalized this deal. federal approval is still needed. the new airline would be the largest in the world with a market value of about $10 billion. talk about a monopoly. many analysts predict the merger will result in higher fares because of reduced competition. >> it's a huge business story but it will have an effect on the consumer. >> so did you feel that breeze? a boxer has been suspended for allegedly taking a dive 13 seconds -- 13 seconds -- into a fight against former nfl defensive end ray edwards. check this out. the phantom upper cut misses him by a foot. the guys sells it, literal knocking himself off his own feet. they say he was a last-minute replacement for a couple no-show boxers. north dakota fight governing body are reviewing the bout. that's probably a good idea. >> doesn't take long to review that. pretty obvious. >>> ten minutes past the hour. the end may be near for what some are calling the cruise from hel
be a threat? also in a few minutes u.s. senate expected to vote on chuck hagel president obama's controversial nominee for defense secretary. we'll bring to it live. more on what's going on in egypt right now. a holt air balloon carrying lots of tourists explodes and plummets to the ground. we're finding out how this could happen. we're going live to egypt. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this r
he's bringing home 34,000 u.s. troops, 34,000 troops, gone from afghanistan, by this time next year, 2014. that, do the math, cuts the force by a little more than half, so you will have 32,000 u.s. troops still in afghanistan into 2014. stay tuned. because we will hit on this a little later, this major troop withdrawal from afghanistan. i want to talk now about tonight, about the state of the union, about gun control. and, yes, ted nugent. >> if barack obama becomes the president in november, again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> that man, ted nugent, says he will come to the speech tonight unarmed, not a bad idea, but here you have prominent gun right supporter, how do i say this, known to be a little excitable? you with me. he'll be right there in that regal house chamber for tonight's state of the union. ted nugent will be the guest of steve stockman, house republican. stockman, from texas, says ted nugent's a patriot. here is more of ted nugent, again, speaking last april. >> our president and attorney general, our vice president, hillary clinton, th
the come back of the u.s. manufacturing industries and the jobs for the middle class that they create and double downed on his calls for new spending on education and jobs. our chief analyst engineer yeah borrow injury is walking into "the situation room" with more of the fallout from the speech. clearly he's doubling down on a very ambitious agenda. >> yeah. this is a second-term president who is not scaling back here at all, wolf. he comes to the state of the union speech and second term with a lot of ambition. what we saw last night was a president who was not so much reaching out to members of congress as he was reaching over their heads to the american people. he is making a bed here through executive action, he's doing some things on cybersecurity, for example, that he can take his solutions to the problems of this country to the american people and say, i'm on the side of the middle class and the republicans are not. now, there is a risk in this for the president because the republicans are saying, you know what, americans don't want to raise any more taxes. they are tired of t
becoming the target of a u.s. drone attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with yet another sensational turn of events in the oscar pistorius murder case. after a week of shocking and sometimes heartbreaking testimony, pistorius is now out of jail. the one-time olympic athlete who is known worldwide as the blade runner still faces charges of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us. update our viewers, robin. >> reporter: hi there. thanks for having me. can you believe it, it's only eight days ago that oscar pistorius admitted to shooting his girlfriend on valentine's day. it's been such a roller coaster ride for all of us watching this tragedy, slowly learning about all of these new details and one part of the story which is certainly not over did come to some conclusion today as os star pistorius walked out of court and is spending the night at a family home. take a look at this. a media frenzy on a road at rush hour. cameras trying to see what's behind the tinted window of the silver land rover, a glimpse of osca
sweep 5000 power brush. >>> welcome back to "around the world." if you thought the u.s. congress was stuck in grid las vegas, take a look at italy. that in political chaos after a election without a winner. >> the center left party, they won the vote by a slim majority. the problem is they don't have enough seats in the italian senate to actually form a government. and the current prime minister, mario monti, he finished a distant fourth. >> what threw a wrench into all of this a big vote for a protest party led by famous italian comedian, a guy named beppe grillo. controversial former prime minister sill lsilvio berluscon is not out of the picture. >> an amazing country politically. italy's the third biggest economy in europe. it got the second biggest debt burdenen in europe. investors do not like the outcome of the election. >> we watched it. the dow dropping 200 points after results came out. the european markets taking a big drop when it opened this morning. richard quest out of london, tell us what is happening. what is the reaction? >> reporter: most dramatic reaction on t
with the bus. >> reporter: we understand that the bus was registered to national city. that's right on the u.s./mexico bord border. not uncommon for people from the u.s. and tee juty jua-- tijuana trips together. the bus was going down a straightaway and pretty close to the bottom after this long journey. a lot to be sorted out. the road sealed off. 8 dead, at least 27 injured. back to you. >>> let's turn to the terrible tragedy in texas. where investigators are trying to figure out why a 25-year-old iraq war veteran killed a renowned navy s.e.a.l. sniper, chris kyle. eddie ray routh is charged with two counts of capital murder. we have more on that. good morning, joe johns. >> reporter: eddie ray routh being held in jail on $3 million bond. a suspect in custody, but there are a lot of questions about what happened at the gun range and why. former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle, who claimed a record 150 kills in iraq, died at the hands of another vet authorities say. allegedly using a semiautomatic handgun. what police don't know yet is why. >> i don't thank we'll ever know. he's the only one that k
as a community organizer. he would become a state legislator and u.s. senator. the connection is great. he still has a home here. the 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed a mile from where his job is. the connection is very real for him. the gun violence rate is one of the highest in the country. the poverty rate in the south side of chicago where he will be speaking today, where he was once a community organizer, one of the highest in the country. we've been here a couple of days, talking to community organizers. they say the need has never been greater. so when the president comes here, politically the main thing is to give his message from the state of the union and put it on the ground where the people are and where the situations require it and, of course, south side of chicago is a place where urban violence is very much a foot. however, there's going to be the looming question, are you just giving your speech or are you going to make good on the promises here where you call home? a lot of people are so happy to see the president but they will be even more happy if these words turn into
. he was scheduled to run in australia, brazil, the u.s., the uk and russia. while pistorius is in court on tuesday for a bail hearing, reeva's family says they'll be a memorial service for her as producers of her reality show released this farewell message from her, meant to be to the cast, but which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and in here that i'll treasure forever. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> what a sad story that is. robyn kurnow reporting for us. we'll have more on that later here in "the situation room" as well. other news we're following including some painful budget cuts that will be felt by all of us. they're not only days away, they could affect you in some unexpected ways. plus, senator john mccain is alleging a massive cover-up on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> so it's the state department's fault? who would you blame? who is responsible then? i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always wa
for the targeted killing of americans. the memo says the u.s. can use lethal force against an american citizen overseas if that person happens to be a senior leader with al qaeda. the 16 page policy paper also states clear evidence of an imminent attack against the united states that it is not required to carry out a targeted killing. >> the state department is refusing to discuss a 3 1/2 minute propaganda video uploaded to youtube by the north korean government. it shows a young man dreaming of a rocket attack on a city that looks like new york. it eventually shows the city in ruins with we are the world playing in the background. the state department says it won't dignify the video by speaking about it. >> this is better man's favorite story of the day. disney is expanding the gallon abs city far, far away. they announced a new star wars trilo trilogy. >> very excited about that. >> so now they've unveiled plans for two stand alone spinoff movies. each spinoff will be written around a specific character. they're scheduled to be released after episode 7 due out in the summer of 2015 with j.j.
the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. who took him out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> all that coming up, but there's also developments happening right now in southern california. frayed nerves and a cold trail, as investigators search for the fired los angeles police officer christopher dorner who's declared war on the police, now wanted in the murders of three people. we're standing by for a news conference. the prosecutor is going to be giving us new information. let's check in with cnn's miguel marquez in los angeles for an update. do police have any serious clues right now? >> reporter: it's not for lack of trying. they are trying to create those clues. they say they have 600 clues that hundreds of investigators are trying to pile through. right now, people are very nervous across the entire state. nervous students return. schools finally reopened in big bear. >> there's a bad guy on the loose and we don't want to get shot by him. >> reporter: today, it's security, along with students. >> today we feel much better. there's a lot of --
it gets here it will be greeted by members of the u.s. coast guard and the nationshtio transportation safety board. it's no exaggeration to say this cruise to paradise has turned into a cruise through hell. >> raw sewage, pretty bad. when you walk in the hallways, you have to cover your face, we don't have any masks for breathing. it's just disgusting. >> reporter: sunday's fire which disabled the cruise ship's engines, disabled many of the toilets t hot water and the air conditioners. >> the rooms are very hot unless you have a balcony room and then you can kind of get air and light, but if you have an interior room like mine, it's pretty dark in there and pretty smelly especially if someone used your bathroom. >> reporter: as for food -- >> bread, boxed cereal and water and sodas and they just opened the bar to give people free beer and wine. >> reporter: fresh food is being brought aboard from other cruise ships. tug boats are brewing the ship to port in the mobile, alabama. meanwhile the crew are doing what they can. >> we're not having as much fun as what we had planned, but ever
. a lot of folks here are younger voters. younger people who say even though the u.s. right now may be as focused on the debt ceiling and other issues, it's time to look further down the line. >> i'm only 16 and some day, i hope to have my own kids and i think this is, i want them to live in a world that's you know, like environmentally safe and natural. >> a dirty and dangerous pipeline that's going to cut our country in half carrying a very da dangerous fuel and it will cause run away climate change. >> on the flip side, a lot of folks say tighter emission standards have already cost some jobs at plants in places like west virginia. tightening them further is only going to squeeze that part of the economy even more and some of the higher prices will be past on to you and me as consumers. they also argue that the keystone pipeline will be safe with today's technology and will bring jobs to places like nebraska and also help the u.s. become more energy independent. d don? >> chris, thank you very much. >>> she made history just a couple of hours ago. danica patrick became the first
, terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we will continue pushing and asking questions about benghazi, not because it's personal, not because we're republicans and he's a democrat, but because america needs to learn what happened and we need to learn from our mistakes. >> this, despite testimony on benghazi from general petraeus, hillary clinton, admiral mike mullen, leon panetta, martin dempsey, but it's not enough. republicans want to know what happened as the attack in benghazi went down and who changed those talking points. they want more answers from the president. so dana, is chuck, is the blockage of chuck hagel's confirmation because of benghazi, as lindsey graham illustrates or is it because of something else? >> reporter: it is mostly because of chuck hagel. benghazi was, they sort of have been on a crusade to get more answers for benghazi and like you see many, many times here in the senate, they saw chuck hagel and his nomination as a way to use that as leverage to get answers and they did, they got an answer about what the president's role was on that day.
vacation experience. >>> also, mega merger, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what it means for ticket prices. >>> and top dog. >> the affenpinscher. banana joe. >> the little black pooch packing up his best in show ribbon and a bag of chew toys and heading to wall street. >> joey, banana joe. >> banana joe ringing the opening bell live this hour. "newsro "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we start with a shocking valentine's day tragedy, the world renowned olympian oscar pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend. his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp only 29 years old found dead at pistorius' home. joining us now is robyn curnow, in south africa. what is the latest, robyn? >> hi there. this much we know. oscar pistorious will be formally charged with murder on friday morning, tomorrow, south african time. he's going to spend the night in jail here after quite a tranlgic set of events today. what do we know, is that his girlfriend was shot dead, initial ll lly reports suggeste had
colleague, senator john mccain, asked whether the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq, which you may recall, hagel had called, in his words, the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, he asked whether that surge had ultimately been successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i
believe there's an international jewish lobby that is intimidating congressmen and is controlling the u.s. state department, hagel's your guy. and interestingly, everybody thinks he's going to get confirmed which would just prove that his last conspiracy is false. he was wrong once again. i think these are perfectly legitimate questions to be raising about the next secretary of defense. >> and they're questions that were asked and answered. and they're a little ridiculous to keep harping on those. >> i think that hagel would agree. we're switching gears, turning to the campaign. president obama faced this criticism over plans to help more people go to college. now the president is focused on preschool, and thursday unveiled his new early education plan. amy, i'll talk to but this first. how does this new government-funded plan if over with conservatives? tough to argue, right? >> well, no, because it's a question of whether or not it's the federal government's role to be involved in education or a state function. a lot of conservatives believe it's a state function. education is only fund
tradition that's become popular in the u.s. over the last 40 years. the reality is that there are christians opposing that policy change including the united church of christ, one of the bsa's largest top sponsors who friday stated, "the ban is inconsistent with the values of dignity and respect that serves the foundation of the scouting program." we couldn't agree more. even though i might be talking about respect, respect for him is a one way street. nobody's calling for the exclusion of baptists, mormons, catholics. frankly, anybody who holds ed's point of view. we're seeing scouts is a program that's experiencing inclusivity because we believe in the values that constitute the program. >> let me ask you about a woman, jennifer tyrell. she was kicked out of the scouts. she is a lesbian mom who was a den leader for her son. is she a threat? >> the question is whether a private organization can have -- >> answer that first. >> i don't know this woman. how could i possibly judge whether she's a threat? the fact of the matter is that organizations have all sorts of general rules that they ado
's the u.s. senate, the democrats are holding solid, there's not a dissenting voice among democrats about chuck hagel's corn firmation as pentagon chief. what could republicans do? they could filibuster, i hear no signals that that's going to happen. i do not think that opposing the president's choice for a cabinet position is something that republicans want to fight with a filibuster. that's heavy artillery, i'm not sure they want to do, but they will voice their displeasure on the floor. most observers watching this think you're likely to see chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. >> if panetta doesn't serve up the red meat republicans want, could that hold up hagel's confirmation? >> he was out of office during benghazi, what did hold it up, there were republicans who said, until we get the current defense secretary who was around during bengha benghazi, down here in front of these committees, we're not going to confirm chuck hagel. >> what does this mean for the push for gun control measures? >> i think what we can say, watching the president from the time of the new town connecti
to be a collaborator and a principled investigator with the u.s. secret service on the one study of school shooters. this is targeted violence. i don't know if adam lanza purposefully went into the school to get someone. these are kids who went into the school because they hated school and hated people. they were homicidal, they were suicidal. many of them were able to get weapons from other family members, they were able to break into the locked case, and many of these weapons caused multiple damage. now, would i say, if we do away with those weapons, will end school shooting? no. i'd be a quack if i said that. but with the number of people killed be diminished? absolutely. >> but it's interesting that you say that video games -- because people have talked about adam lanza, reportedly, a game aficionado. and senator grassley did, just in the past, literally couple of moments, sir, send in a statement. i wanted to read you something he said. he said, this is about much more than gun violence, but then he brings up this. he says, it shouldn't be acceptable to any of us, including in hollywood and in
'll back up the camera right here and back up towards the u.s. airways shuttle counter here. this is about the deadest place of the terminal. this is the shuttle for u.s. airways for the shuttle going to boston to new york and newark. these places here not much activity. we caught up to a couple could of people earlier today who had their flights canceled. take a listen. >> we were planning ongoing to buffalo to go up to niagara falls. they canceled the flight and since we were at the airport, we were trying to find a cheap flight to anywhere else since we're here anyway. >> it is what it is. we're trying to figure out where we go next and what we do. because i don't need to be here for the next three days, for sure. >> reporter: people taking a little bit of humor out of the situation but a big inconvenience for thousands of air travelers, of course. the good thing is, be as we mentioned, a lot of them got word early today by calling, by checking the internet, their smartphones, all of that stuff, getting early word about flights being canceled. now, what we did get into as well was the u
of caution it was best to get the passenger off the ship and we were assisted by the u.s. coast guard in helping that happen. >> was it an adult or a child? >> i don't have that information. i don't have that information. >> are they hospitalized now? >> i just now that they were evacuated from the ship. but beyond that, i don't have that information. >> you said it's going to be about five hours once they arrive here and get everybody off the ship. is there additional that will provide service to people or are they going to remain uncomfortable for those five hours? >> well, we will not be providing much additional power to the ship. there's not a capability of doing that once the ship docks. we will not be providing much additional power but we have a lot of manpower that we will throw at it. we have assistance from both shore and ship that we can provide in getting the people off as quickly as possible. >> do you have a more specific time? >> in terms of when we expect the arrival? >> of when it will dock. >> as i said, we expect seven to ten hour transit from 2:30 p.m. >> what's t
, that this is a more significant hit than costa concordia to potential u.s. cruisers. what about a question -- everyone i've talked to today has asked this question, whien did the they have another ship come up and get these people on life boats as difficult and dangerous as that may have been, and get them out of this so they didn't have to go through it? i mean, carnival doesn't have any rescue ability? can you explain? >> well, if you bring another cruise ship up, that's probably one of the most dangerous things you can do, trying to get passengers from one cruise ship to the other. even if you could get them aboard -- through some type of system, you then have the second life -- the second cruise ship with inadequate number of life boats without enough life vests. instantly that second cruise ship would be in violation of the imo regulations. if you try to take them down in life boats, life boat drill is a very dangerous thing. there were five deaths last weekend when a life boat cable broke and killed five crew members. there's no way to do it, unfortunately they had to go through this tortuously
to stay into effect, let's say nothing gets done even after that march 1st deadline, will the u.s. be less safe as a result of these across-the-board cuts? >> a couple of things. first of all, the president lined this up in a way that put us in this problem. by calling for an across-the-boards cut in the military and intelligence business. that's dangerous. it means that they can't manage -- >> can i just say you all agreed to it. >> yes. but this was the proposal by the president so some notion that it has been shifted to the republicans, i want to see a way out of this for the simple reason that the across-the-board cut, it is damaging to our national security and our national defense for the simple reason that they can't manage the reductions in spending. i argue the best way to go through this sequester, and i do believe we're going to go into this, is give the agencies the ability to manage those reductions so that they can move money around without across-the-board cuts, because it could mean things like the second carrier group doesn't show up in the med. it means that some thousand
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and read it several times. >> about the crew, i just want to make a point. these are not governed by u.s. labor laws, you talk about the extra hours and the like, it's up to carnival and maritime law to decide what kind of compensation the crew gets for the time and energy and extra time, because they are not governed by u.s. labor law. >> there is a lot of murky law here, that the case? >> to use a maritime expression, yes. some murky law with regard to their compensation. you know, this is not -- we're not talking about millions of dollars. and in the case of somebody who was just in convenienced, and i'm not trying to downplay the conditions on board by any means, because i think they were horrible, horrendous, but, you know, in those circumstances, you know, you've got to -- you got to consider, well, is it worth bringing a lawsuit against carnival in federal court in miami, florida, for that level of damages? >> all right. thank you very much. great to see you. a lot of legal questions. >> christine. >>> a city mayor losing nearly a billion dollars -- yes, a difficult billion dollar
is joaquin guzman, the man the u.s. treasury department calls the most influential drug trafficker in the world. ted rowlandss is joining us fr chicago. 1500 miles from mexico. but this guy now public enemy number one, why? >> reporter: because he's head of the sinaloa drug car spell and their impact on the streets of chicago has increased immeasurably. they are selling meth, cocaine, haeroin heroin, marijuana on the streets. it's a distribution hub for the entire midwest. his influence is having an adverse effect to say the least on the streets here in chicago. and that that's the reason that he really is if you're going to pinpoint it who is causing the most trouble, he's the guy even though he doesn't live anywhere close to chicago. >> ted, do we think they're anywhere close to finding this guy and capturing him and bringing him to justice? >> reporter: well, he lives apparently up on top of a mountain in mexico and basically directs everything from there. so are they going to go after him or does this change the attempt to get him? absolutely not. it's more symbolic basically.
streaks across the sky this is what people are describing and what the video is showing. they say u.s.it's a large meteo hitting at month are femosphere boom, shock wave from the initial impact has caused much of the damage. much of the damage reported is broken and shattered glass and most of the injuries reported are a result of that broken and shattered glass. and as many as 500 people have sought some sort of medical attention. 100 of them have been admitted to hospitals, so not major structural damage, no vast number of serious injuries. a lot of people affected by a few terrifying moments in the region. >> phil black on the phone from moscow. 100 people hospitalized. 500 now injured in that exploding meteor, zoraida. >>incredible. i wonder if they had any warning. >>> dental records confirm that charred remains found in a mountain cabin in big bear, california, identified as christopher dorner. the rogue excop that killed four people during a nine-day reign of terror. questions about the manhunt remain. miguel marquez reports from big bear lake, california. >> jim and karen reyn
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